Thank you so much for this new Shuttle-A beautiful mesh and textures OvalDreamX! She looks fantastic!
I went ahead and adapted the original code for the new mesh. From a quick test I run, everything seems to be working ok. [animations, thrusters, 2d panel and VC (original mesh)].
Trimmed the mesh size a bit (~50%). Your texturing is so good that you can barely tell the difference from the 11.5MB mesh down to 5.8MB. (This probably needs to get even lower).
Also chopped up a few groups (left/right landing legs), in order to get the animations working and added a bit of thickness to the front docking port doors.
When you find the time, can you please also texture the dock airlock and interior of the docking port doors?
Also the payload containers need a bit of rework, because they clip into the Shuttle mesh.
Anyway, I've packed everything and attached it here, source code included. It doesn't replace the original Shuttle-A, simply creates a new one named ShuttleA_Mk_IX.
If you are interested in making a couple of variants that can carry XR containers (20ft and 40ft standard shipping containers), I'd gladly help in adapting the code for those too.
Also looking forward to seeing a new VC for this vessel.